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Monday, November 28, 2011

Story Telling is part of David Walker's Fabric; Get Together in stores in December

If the whimsical, ingenuous art of David Walker speaks to you, it is probably because David intends for it to tell a story. His light-hearted take on life translates into fun, juvenile prints perfect for any sewing, quilting or crafting aficionado. His youthful drawings are born from his past when he was the art director for Hallmark Cards.

“I had always assumed my art would take a more ‘serious’ direction, but after working so closely with the wildly talented artists at Hallmark, I realized I enjoyed the freedom that comes with a more whimsical style,” said David.
David found his fun, youthful style leading his career down a “let it go where it goes” career path of greeting cards, gift wrap, calendars, scrapbooking and now illustrating children’s books. Inspiration for his joyful designs comes from everywhere.

“From product packaging to the two large slightly annoying dogs who share my office, if your mind is open, you can find inspiration just about anywhere. If it catches my eye, captures my attention, it is worth a second look,” said David.

Get Together Corduroy

This includes his new line from FreeSpirit, Get Together (26 cotton and 9 corduroy SKUs, available December 2011). Adorable squirrels, fun-loving bears and cuter then cute pigs. This collection was inspired by a cut paper design; fold over the paper, cut the design, unfold the paper and voila, a large, connected pattern. According to David, the idea was simpler with paper and scissors but he is certain the animals scattered across the fabric will craft into charming children’s clothes, dog beds, homed├ęcor items and everything in between.
So what’s next for this artist who confesses to have moved from St. Louis, MO to ChapelHill, NC after only a two day visit? “Ihave several new children’s book releasingthis Fall and Winter that will be available on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble, but the big news is I’m planning to sell some of my original art for the first time ever starting in Spring 2012”. Watch for more information on davidwalkerstudios.com.
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Monday, November 21, 2011

Where do you create?

Wouldn't you love to tour the studios of our FreeSpirit Designers?  One can only imagine their space as bright, insipiring, organized with all the right tools in all the right places and full of beautiful fabrics, threads, fibers and more.  Now you can take a peak at Anna Maria Horner's Studio in the Winter issue of Cloth, Paper, Scissors Studios.  Anna just recently rennovated her studio, making it her dedicated space to think, draw, create, sew and just be Anna.  Visit Cloth Paper Scissors Studios blog and comment to win some of Anna's fibertastic goodies.  Best Blogger TipsShare/Bookmark

Friday, November 18, 2011

Fabulous Friday . . . Where Women Create!

 Tis' the season to get creative. FreeSpirit has partnered with the good folks at Ellison and Where Women Create to offer you a chance at winning an early Holiday gift.  Click here to read more and comment about what you would make with FreeSpirit Designer Essential Solids and Dena Design Taza bundles and a Sizzix® Big Shot™ machine and dies. One lucky winner will be selected.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Joel Dewberry Heirloom Featured on Sew4Home

Our friends at Sew4Home have done it again.  Take a look at their Joel Dewberry extravaganza.  An interview with the very talented designer.  Plenty of project ideas using his newest FreeSpirit collection Heirloom. All culminating with a fantabulous giveaway from us, FreeSpirit.  Best part, the projects have a Thanksgiving "feel," just in time for decorating your Holiday table.  Afterall, don't we have a lot beautiful fabrics to be thankful for?  We are also thankful for you, too. To show our thanks, tell us what you are thankful for and we will select 4 random winners to receive cuts of Joel's Heirloom fabric. Best Blogger TipsShare/Bookmark